A group of EPOCH CRE representatives recently attended the 18th Annual Meeting of International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) in Prague, Czech Republic. The conference was attended by over 1100 delegates from around the world. The scientific program offered a wide range of keynote speakers, oral and poster presentations and workshops aligned with the theme Healthy People, Healthy Planet.
Keynote speakers included Professor Sir Andy Haines who spoke about achieving health in a changing climate, Dr Bruce Lee spoke about how systems approaches can transform nutrition and physical activity and Dr Barry Popkin spoke about the nutrition transition in low- and middle-income countries.
EPOCH CRE representatives presented on their work related to early prevention of obesity in children 0-5 years. There was a lot of interest in many of the current and upcoming projects. Congratulations to Brittany Johnson, Flinders University PhD candidate, for being awarded the ISBNPA Children and Families SIG Best Student Presentation award!
Take a look at some of the conference highlights on Twitter
Get ready for ISBNPA 2020 in Auckland
Slides and posters can be accessed here.
Some of the EPOCH CRE researchers who attended the ISBNPA2019 Annual Meeting
(Front L to R: Kylie Hesketh, Lakshmi Ekambareshwar, Sarah Taki, Sarah Marshall, Dorota Zarnowiecki; Back L to R : Katherine Downing, Chelsea Mauch, Rebecca Byrne, Brittany Johnson, Li Ming Wen)